The mission of the Government Documents Unit is to serve the government information needs of the UTSA community and citizens of the 20th U.S. Congressional District by collecting and organizing government information and providing free public access, instruction, and quality reference assistance in the use of these materials.
Congressional Databases: Searching and Finding Congressional Publications
The key indexes to search for U.S. Congressional publications are:
Ø Bill tracking and full text of bills
Ø Federal regulations & Federal Register
Ø Member affiliations, demographic, financial, and voting records
Ø Committee Prints (1830-present)
Ø Hearings (1824-present)
Ø House & Senate Documents and Reports (1817-present)
Ø Legislative Histories (1969-present)
Ø Serial Set & Serial Set Maps (1789-present)
Ø Congressional Record (Daily and Permanent Bound Versions)
Ø Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
Convening first in New York and later in Philadelphia from March 1789 to March 1791, these earliest iterations of the Senate and the House of Representatives worked with a new president to establish a government subject to the vision of a constitution less than a year in existence. Containing all of the contents of the celebrated twenty-two-volume letterpress edition from Johns Hopkins University Press, this digital edition is fully searchable and interoperable with other titles in Rotunda’s American Founding Era Collection.
> From U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)
> Free electronic access to a wealth of Federal publications including regulations, laws, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, administrative decisions, Core Documents of U.S. Democracy, and judicial, legislative, and executive documents.
> Dates of coverage vary. Updated continuously. Replaces FDsys.
Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Includes bills and resolutions, committee reports, Congressional Record, Presidential nominations, treaties, summary and status of legislation, congressional member profiles, roll call votes, appropriations, maps, and other related documents. Coverage varies with earliest citations back to 1973. Replaced THOMAS.gov.
Find U.S. government reports, articles, data and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple subject based databases, catalogs, and digital repositories. Search all or create your own sets of searchable databases from such sources as EPA, ERIC, GAO, Data.gov, govinfo, NCJRS, National Archives and Library of Congress.
Extensive collection of historical legislative, executive, and judicial publications on the federal, state, and territorial levels as well as foreign legal materials. All documents are available full text in PDF. Date range: 14th-21st centuries. Title List (.xls).
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services, as well as those of cross-government agencies and tribal governments. Provides access to over 100,000 government websites. Search the official Spanish language web portal of the U.S. Government at USAGov en español . For similar resources, see also govinfo and GPO Monthly Catalog.